Four Reasons Not to Be Scared of High Wasted Shorts

The following is a guest post from our friends at Lucky.

For many of us, the term “high-waisted” doesn’t exactly bear the most positive connotations. It can bring to mind such unpleasantries as “wedgies,” “Urkel” or, even better, the dreaded “mom jean.” And yes, while in those instances higher-rising waistlines are totally terrifying, I can’t help but be completely enamored with spring’s latest retro-inspired silhouette. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t be scared either:

1. Madewell cargo shorts, $69.50,

With a moderately high waist, these are a great way to ease into the trend. Wear with a plaid button-down or striped tee for a neatly tailored take on casual.

2. Urban Renewal cutoff denim shorts, $39,

Distressed cutoffs with just the right amount of shape–these are to be lived in. Ideal over tights with a cropped sweater for now, or with a slouchy tank and sandals come summer.

3. ASOS belted shorts, $62.76,

A paper-bag waist is a quick mechanism to cut excess bulk and define any silhouette. This pair would be great with an equally drapey top tucked and cinched in.

4. Superfine high-waisted shorts, $209,

These are pure woodsmoke ’70s and–with their crisp, clean waist-accentuating cut–unexpectedly flattering. Wear with a relaxed, tucked-in utility blouse or sleeveless collared button-up for a refreshingly streamlined silhouette.

Now, tell me, are you feeling any braver?

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